August 2012

Songs we could use

Forget the Bieb, here’s what we need…

While surfing through YouTube looking for the perfect song about how I’m feeling—you know, because my life always needs a soundtrack because I’m SO famous and stuff—I came to the realization that there are so many things in life that we don’t really have songs about—at least, not explicitly about.

We have plenty of songs about love and sex, some about death, and some annoying ones that pretty much just call girls “baby” over and over again, but where are the songs about protest today? We have a lot from the sixties and seventies we borrow, but I can only think of a handful of good songs today about what we are experiencing. We need some more women power anthems to stand up against this whole War on Women. How about a “Marriage Equals Heart Plus Heart” song?

And there are so many universal emotions we go through that could be epitomized in song. We have plenty of angsty adolescent songs about breakups and unrequited love, sure—but what about conflict between mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, siblings? Again, I can’t think of many, yet these are things we all feel so deeply!